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10 Skincare Tips for Managing Rosacea Flares

Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that can cause redness, flushing, and tiny spots on the face. While there is no cure for rosacea, our SkinAddict experts have put together ten skincare tips that can help manage the symptoms and prevent flares. In this blog post, we will discuss our skincare advice that we hope you find useful.

Tip 1: Use Gentle Cleansers

Using gentle cleansers is crucial for managing rosacea. Harsh products can irritate the skin and trigger flares. Look for products that are free of fragrances and other irritants, and avoid using hot water when washing your face.

DermaQuest’s Delicate Cleaning Cream is ideal: Or you can also try Medik8’s Gentle Cleanse:

Tip 2: Moisturise Daily

Moisturising daily can help keep the skin hydrated and prevent dryness, which can worsen rosacea symptoms. Look for moisturisers that are specifically designed for sensitive skin and avoid those with fragrances or other irritants.

DermaQuest Delicate Daily Moisturiser 

Or DermaQuest’s Nourishing Peptide Rich

Tip 3: Protect Your Skin from the Sun

Sun exposure can trigger rosacea flares, so it is important to protect your skin from the sun. Wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30, and wear protective clothing, such as hats and long sleeves, when spending time outdoors.

Check out our range of SPF’s here:

Tip 4: Avoid Hot Drinks

Hot drinks, such as tea and coffee, can trigger rosacea flares. Stick to cooler drinks, such as water or iced tea, and avoid hot beverages altogether if possible.

Tip 5: Limit Alcohol Consumption

Alcohol is a common trigger for rosacea flares. Limit your alcohol consumption, and avoid drinking red wine, which is a particularly common trigger.

Tip 6: Identify and Avoid Triggers

Identifying and avoiding triggers is crucial for managing rosacea flares. Keep a journal of your symptoms and note any activities or foods that seem to trigger a flare. Avoid these triggers whenever possible.

Tip 7: Use Gentle Skincare Products

Using gentle skincare products is important for managing rosacea flares. Avoid products that contain fragrances, alcohol, or other irritants. Look for products that are specifically designed for sensitive skin.

We’ve made it simple to find products your skin needs. Our website is categorised under different headings, one of those being rosacea products. Have a look at our recommended gentle skincare products here:

Tip 8: Avoid Scrubbing Your Skin

Scrubbing your skin can irritate it and trigger a rosacea flare. Avoid using harsh exfoliants or scrubbing your skin too hard. Instead, use gentle cleansing products and avoid rubbing your skin vigorously.

Tip 9: Use a Redness-Reducing Moisturiser

Using a moisturiser that is specifically designed to reduce redness can be helpful for managing rosacea flares. Look for products that contain ingredients like niacinamide or green tea, which can help soothe the skin and reduce inflammation.

The ZO® Skin Normalizing System is a complete selection of products for red, sensitized skin. This system features Rozatrol®, a multi-modal treatment that relieves the visible symptoms known to be associated with rosacea.

Tip 10: Drop us an email or give us a call

If you are struggling to manage your rosacea flares, it is important to talk to an expert. Our highly-trained SkinAddict team can recommend treatments and products that can help manage your symptoms and prevent flares.

Managing rosacea flares can be challenging, but with the right skincare tips, it is possible to keep symptoms under control. By using gentle skincare products, avoiding triggers, and protecting your skin from the sun, you can reduce the frequency and severity of rosacea flares. If you are struggling to manage your symptoms, be sure to talk to your dermatologist for personalised advice and treatment recommendations.

Please contact us on [email protected] for a free consultation and advice. 

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